APSA2017

Public Administration

Is public administration an art or a science? This question of whether the field is driven by values or facts will never be definitively answered due to a lack of consensus among scholars.

How Information Matters

How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrator

Wartime Sexual Violence

Reports of sexual violence in armed conflict frequently appear in political discussions and news media, presenting a stark contrast to a long history of silence and nonrecognition.

Crossing Boundaries for Intergovernmental Management

Today, the work of government often involves coordination at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with contractors and citizens' groups.

Medicaid Politics

Medicaid, one of the largest federal programs in the United States, gives grants to states to provide health insurance for over 60 million low-income Americans.

Participatory Budgeting and Civic Tech

In a time when citizens are deeply dissatisfied with the basic institutions and elected officials that govern them, the participatory budgeting movement empowers citizens to get results for pressin

Nuclear Authority

Once dismissed as ineffectual, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in the past twenty years emerged as a powerful international organization.

Congress and Civil-Military Relations

While the president is the commander in chief, the US Congress plays a critical and underappreciated role in civil-military relations—the relationship between the armed forces and the civilian lead

Power and Restraint

At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire.

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